There's also an even more basic reality: Showing that the party will dump its leader if Republicans are persistently negative enough about that leader only gives the GOP more incentive to use aggressive tactics - and puts the next Democratic leader on tepid ground from the outset.
President Donald Trump taunted Nancy Pelosi in a tweet Thursday as Republicans and some Democrats have pinned the loss of the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on the House minority leader.
That followed another recent Democratic disappointment in Montana, where the Republican candidate won even after last-minute assault charges, and an earlier loss for the Democrats in Kansas.
"Harry Truman said it best, if you want to be Republican-lite, people will vote for the real thing every time", Nolan told reporters Wednesday. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections. Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted.
While comedian Joy Behar said Democrats should be anxious that their strategy has not materialized a single victory since President Trump's election, Ms. Goldberg took a different approach. "I see that Democrats are coming out".
"As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus", Vela said, "Republicans are going to continue to spend millions and millions of dollars in those swing districts to convince those swing voters, those independent voters - those Republican voters who might go our way - not to vote for our Democratic candidate because of Leader Pelosi".
Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard.
Mr. Ryan, who tried to unseat Ms. Pelosi, Democrat of California, as House minority leader after the November elections, said she remained a political drag on other Democrats. "I think it's time for a new generation of leadership". "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future".
Just hours before the news conference, moderate Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside.
Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff, left, waves to the crowd while stepping offstage with his fiancee Alisha Kramer after conceding to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta, . They must pick up 24 seats to do so.
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
Police said earlier this week that 79 people were either dead or missing and presumed to be dead, though that number may change. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that the speed with which the fire spread was "unexpected", the BBC reported.
But for Republicans from the president on down, it was time to celebrate.
Handel insisted for months that voters' choice had little to do with Trump.
As the results rolled in Tuesday, AshLee Strong, spokeswoman to House Speaker Paul Ryan, mused over Twitter, "Remember when they told us we'd be punished in the special elexs for following through on our promise to #RepealAndReplace #obamacare?"
Victorious GOP candidate Karen Handel. Far from rethinking their support for Trump or their plans to undo former President Barack Obama's health care law, Republicans seem likely to stay the course. We are talking about Georgia.
Neera Tanden is a moron, of course, for two reasons - first, you really don't get to characterize your side as "going high" when half of you are gleeful about Steve Scalise lying in a hospital and the other half are suggesting maybe his getting shot is karma for his political sins.
State says appeals court erred in Dassey case
Kathleen Zellner in June filed a 1,300-page motion laying out her argument for why her client deserves a new trial. Dassey is now slated to be a free man, that is, unless prosecutors retry him or appeal to the Supreme Court .
Still, Democrats would have massive gaps to fill if they were to oust Pelosi.
But Mrs May set her face firmly against ECJ involvement, while suggesting that expats' rights could be protected by global treaty. Those who qualify for settled status will be allowed to stay in the country and access health, education and other benefits.
Comey fired by the president in May as he was investigating Russia's alleged ties with members of Trump's administration. He offered to help rebuild the World Trade Center in 2004 but never followed through.
Donald Trump promised during the presidential campaign to dismiss VA workers "who let our veterans down". Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin praised the act as a way to improve morale at the department.
The Queen Speech takes center stage this Wednesday calling for a "smooth and orderly" departure from the EU. Mr Corbyn dismissed the programme as "thin gruel" which showed the Conservatives were running out of ideas.
El presidente del Real Madrid , Florentino Pérez , confesó que le hubiera encantado contar con el crack del Barcelona . Otro futbolista que podría salir del club este verano es el delantero de ascendencia dominicana Mariano Díaz.
The right-back is one of Pep Guardiola's biggest transfer targets but a deal to land the England worldwide is set to drag on. Trippier also made his England debut last week, starting in the 3-2 defeat against France last week.
The watch is understated and has a simple, vintage design. "My whole life has changed in terms of how I travel and what security". The White House published the memo and encouraged modern Americans to hike 50 miles to prove they are still just as fit.
Si encuentras una copia, por favor leéla, disfrútala y déjala para que alguien más la encuentre", escribió junto al clip. Naturalmente, los fanáticos de la actriz están muy contentos por la posibilidad de encontrar estos libros en la ciudad.
Ambos análisis corresponden a partidos de la fase de grupos de la Copa Libertadores . "Las leyes cambiaron. Si el jugador o la Federación no están de acuerdo, se coteja la muestra B.
Spurs, Trail Blazers Serious Contenders For Paul George
Some fans and writers believe that the Lakers should pull the trigger and make a trade for Paul George now before its too late. Stretching both veterans would free up $36 million in cap room for the Lakers to ink George to a four-year max deal.
Rachel Bilson is open to a revival of The OC
Asked whether she was keen for a remake in an interview with E! Meanwhile Adam Brody and Ben McKenzie are both fathers. "I don't know! She's on the beach". " But it would be nice to see everybody again ".
House votes to undo much of Dodd-Frank banking law
The act restructures the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , created to guard against fraud in lending. Maxine Waters, D-CA, the ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, said on the House floor.
Man United boss Mourinho refutes Spanish tax fraud claims
Messi and his father, Jorge, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of about £3.5million. He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31.
Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1
Mexico were flattered by a 1-0 deficit at the interval and there will be withering criticism across the Atlantic for Osorio. Normal football order was restored eventually, as El Tri prevailed 2-1, through two brilliant second half strikes.
Brown unveils new interim Eskom board
Brown says it's been a hard time for Eskom in recent years but believes the parastatal is doing better financially. The new appointments came after the government rescinded Brian Molefe's re-appointment as chief executive officer.